Odds 'n ends over the week about books and reading that caught my eye. You've probably seen some/most/all of them, but just in case:

  • Martians Abroad by Carrie Vaughn -- YA-friendly SF about a couple of Martian kids coming to school on Earth. Lots of fun from one of my favorite authors.
  • Heartstone by Elle Katharine White -- Austen + Dragons in a way that isn't Novik's Temeraire books. (if that sounds snide, it wasn't intended to be -- this looks inventive and cool)
  • Carve the Mark by Veronica Roth -- this looks very non-Divergent, and pretty interesting.
  • Escaping Infinity by Richard Paolinelli -- if Don Henley and Glenn Frey wrote a SF novel instead of a song.

Lastly, I'd like to say hi and welcome to hubblegal for following the blog this week.

Source: http://irresponsiblereader.com/2017/01/21/saturday-miscellany-12117